Press release

Renesas Electronics Announces Executive Personnel Changes

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Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the following changes in its Representative Director, Member of the Board and Corporate Auditor. The changes were approved at the meeting of the Board of Directors on February 19, 2021 and will become effective following the adoption of the resolutions at the 19th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on March 31, 2021.

1. Outline of the change in Representative Director

(1) Retiring (as of March 31, 2021)


New Title

Current Title

Tetsuya Tsurumaru

Representative Director,


(2) Reasons for the change

Tetsuya Tsurumaru has committed 8 years since February 2013 as the Representative Director of Renesas to realize the company’s sustainable growth. Having achieved a certain level of achievements through these efforts, along with the expiration of his tenure of office, he has decided to retire from his position as the Representative Director.

2. Outline of the changes in Member of the Board and Corporate Auditor

(1) Newly-appointed Member of the Board and Corporate Auditor (as of March 31, 2021) 


New Title

Current Title

Noboru Yamamoto

Outside Director

Outside Corporate Auditor

Tomoko Mizuno

Outside Corporate Auditor

(2) Brief biographies of the newly-appointed Member of the Board and Corporate Auditor


Brief Biography



April 1986

Joined Mazda Motor Corporation

May 1989

Joined Daiwa Securities Group Inc.


February 2002

Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Financial Advisory Service Ltd. (currently, PwC Advisory LLC)


April 2003

Managing Director, Lazard Frères K.K.


October 2006

Managing Director, Investment Banking Unit, Nikko City Group Securities Co., Ltd. (currently, Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc.)


October 2011

Co-head, Investment Banking Division, BNP Paribas, Tokyo Branch


June 2016

Outside Director, Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd. (currently, Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.) (present)


September 2016

Representative Director, Representative Partner & CEO, XIB Capital Partners, Inc. (present)

January 2017

Senior Advisor, CLSA Capital Partners K.K. (present)


March 2018

Outside Director, Tsubaki Nakashima Co., Ltd. (present)

Outside Corporate Auditor of Renesas Electronics Corporation (present)



Brief Biography



July 1994

Joined Bain & Company Japan, Inc.

September 2001

Marketing Associate, Eli Lilly & Company

January 2003

Senior MR, Eli Lilly Japan K.K.

June 2005 

Brand Manager, New Product Planning, Novartis Pharma K.K.

January 2009

Group Manager, Equa Marketing Group, Novartis Pharma K.K.

April 2011

Brand Leader, Gardasil Marketing Group, MSD K.K.

April 2013

Director, Japan Automatic Machine Co., Ltd. (present)

(Reference) Renesas Members of the Board and Corporate Auditors as of March 31, 2021



Representative Director, President and CEO

Hidetoshi Shibata

Outside Director

Tetsuro Toyoda

Outside Director

Jiro Iwasaki

Outside Director

Selena Loh LaCroix 

Outside Director

Arunjai Mittal

Outside Director

Noboru Yamamoto

Corporate Auditor (full-time)

Kazuki Fukuda

Outside Corporate Auditor

Kazuyoshi Yamazaki

Outside Corporate Auditor

Takeshi Sekine

Outside Corporate Auditor

Tomoko Mizuno

About Renesas Electronics Corporation

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live. A global leader in microcontrollers, analog, power, and SoC products, Renesas provides comprehensive solutions for a broad range of automotive, industrial, infrastructure, and IoT applications that help shape a limitless future. Learn more at Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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